This holiday season, you could give out generic gift cards for chain restaurants or big box stores. Or, you could shop smaller, local retailers for unique gifts that will be more memorable and last longer than dinner at a run-of-the-mill chain restaurant that’s on every corner. It just so happens that the Capital-Saratoga Region is a mecca for high-quality, handcrafted gifts.

 

The Capital-Saratoga Region Gift Guide

Albany Visitors Center Gift Shop
Albany, NY | info
Who doesn’t love handmade? You’ll find a variety of artisan made gifts right inside the Visitor Center in Albany.

Fort Orange General Store
Albany, NY | info
Located in downtown Albany, this shop offers beautiful, hand-picked home goods and gifts, with an emphasis on quality and great design.

Adirondack Stained Glasswork
Gloversville, NY | info
Fine quality stained glass artwork, ranging from extraordinary Tiffany reproductions to lamps, wall mirrors, sconces, pendant lighting, desk accessories, and other small items.

Emvi Chocolate
Broadalbin, NY | info
A chocolate factory specializing in whimsical holiday figurines handcrafted entirely out of chocolate and all natural ingredients.

Crafter’s Gallery
Saratoga Springs, NY | info
Crafters Gallery carries unique Saratoga gifts you won’t find any place else. Since 1993, Crafters Gallery has served as a showcase and meeting ground for local artists.

Impressions of Saratoga
Saratoga Springs, NY | info
A vast array of souvenirs, collectibles, locally made gourmet food products, authors and artists, jewelry, cards and more. Be sure to take advantage of their free gift wrapping!

Annick Designs
Troy, NY | info
A modern line of jewelry that combines unique mineral specimens, crystals, precious and semi-precious stones, vintage Swarovski crystals, and ornate wire work.

Antiques in Washington County
Cambridge, Salem, & Granville, NY | info
Make a day of road-tripping across Washington County where the sheer volume of antiques stores will leave you ready to wrap up a little history.

 

As you can see, there’s no shortage of fantastic holiday shopping spots in the Capital-Saratoga Region, and this is just to highlight a few. Have fun browsing the region’s handcrafted goods, artwork, and food – be sure to snap a picture and share it with us online!